Last week, I upgraded to Fedora 15 (codename: Lovelock). One of the new annoying "features" is that Google Chrome somehow got to be the default browser when I click a link from Firefox.
I Google'd around, and couldn't find how to fix it. So I decided to strace it. Apparently, Thunderbird launches gvfs-open to open a browser. Again I straced the command "gvfs-open http://www.geeklab.info", and found that it opens /usr/local/share/applications/defaults.list, which referred to google-chrome.desktop instead of mozilla-firefox.desktop. My file now contains:
And it's fixed! :-)
Update: Since some crap keeps changing this file, i just made the file immutable. The command chattr +i /usr/local/share/applications/defaults.list prevents programs that would normally have permissions to edit the file to be blocked.© GeekLabInfo Lovelock: Mozilla as default browser from Thunderbird is a post from GeekLab.info. You are free to copy materials from GeekLab.info, but you are required to link back to http://www.geeklab.info